Bennifer’s ‘kids get along well, Ben’s kids love Jen, and Jen’s kids adore Ben’

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have been legally married since July, but I guess it only “counts” now that they’ve done a big, fancy wedding in Georgia. As I’ve said previously, J.Lo was smart about it – she knew it would be easier to get Ben down the aisle if she kept it lowkey and spur-of-the-moment. Thus, the Las Vegas elopement. Then, with the legal marriage intact, she organized the Georgia wedding. I should say this though – reportedly, Ben wanted the wedding on his Georgia property. He reportedly wanted J.Lo to have the wedding of her dreams. So now all that’s left is to live the rest of their lives together, raising their blended family. But is there drama from the exes? It doesn’t seem like it.

With Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are still on good terms with their former spouses. A source tells ET, “Marc Anthony and Jen Garner have been supportive” of the pair’s union, and that there’s been “There’s been no bad blood or hard feelings as of late.”

Affleck and Garner, who split in 2015 but didn’t officially file for divorce until 2017, share three children — daughters Violet, 16, and Seraphina, 13, and 10-year-old son Samuel. Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez shares 14-year-old twins Emme and Max with her ex-husband, Marc Anthony.

The source says that, among the former couples, “Their main goal is to always keep their children happy, and they all feel aligned on that.”

The source says that “the kids get along well, and Ben’s kids love Jen, and Jen’s kids adore Ben.”

Affleck and Lopez tied the knot in a lavish celebration at the actor’s estate in Riceboro, Georgia, one month after marrying in a Las Vegas chapel. The source shares that the newlyweds “were elated the entire weekend” and were “so excited to have formally shared this bonding experience with their closest friends and family. They are just so thrilled to spend the rest of their lives together. hey truly and authentically feel like they were destined to be together. They take so much pride in that.”

[From ET]

“Ben’s kids love Jen, and Jen’s kids adore Ben” – I mentioned the other day that J.Lo probably loves having stepdaughters because she grew up with sisters and she’s still really close to her sisters. I bet J.Lo loves that for Emme, that Emme will now have Seraphina and Violet as family. Anyway, we’ll see. I suspect that Garner is mostly fine with this and there’s nothing she can really do about it now. Marc Anthony used to be obsessed with J.Lo but I think he knows that’s over now… unless Ben breaks her heart again, in which case we’ll do the time warp again and Marc will be there to “rescue” J.Lo.

As for the whole “destined to be together” thing – is that insulting to their exes? Kind of. But I also understand why Ben & Jen think that way.

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  1. equality says:

    They could have made it “destined to be together at this time” and made it sound a little less insulting. If they were “destined to be together” period, wouldn’t it have worked out before?

  2. girl_ninja says:

    It really is nice to see. The kids really do get along and LIKE each other. It helps that a couple of them are around the same age. I’m happy for Ben and Jen and they found their way back to each other. I think the main lesson here is don’t waste time and make the most of what you have.

  3. Normades says:

    Age and style wise Emme and Seraphina naturally seem like best buds.

  4. Amy Bee says:

    Why is destined to be together insulting to the exes? If those marriages were meant to last they would have.

    • AngieBee says:


    • Merricat says:

      Hmm. I don’t think it’s insulting to the exes so much as it is sad for the children, who sometimes wish for their parents to stay together.

      • Amy Bee says:

        And sometimes the children are happy when they parents split up.

      • Merricat says:


      • Amanda says:

        I totally agree. I think it can be sad for the kids to hear. I know its not what they mean but there is the implication that other marriages were a mistake and Jlo and Ben should have just stayed together from the start. My parents had a terrible, rocky marriage and I knew at 12 it was best they get a divorce but still in my kid heart wanted my parents to make it work. So when they each got together with other people I was sad for a long time. Just my opinion obviously and who knows how the kids all feel. They seem well adjusted outwardly so its probably fine. Its really great that Jen and Ben seem so welcoming and loving with each others children.

  5. Cheryl says:

    I love that Jennifer let’s her daughter develop her own sense of style, especially when considering how high-maintenance J.Lo is about her own appearance. Emme looks like she’s really having fun exploring with it. I personally know a lot of high-maintenance women irl who try and force their own daughters (some as young as 4) to be carbon copies of themselves, like dressing them the same way (poor Stormi and her bandage dresses), making them do poses on ultra-filtered instagram photos etc.

    I mean, it’s fine if that’s what the child likes and has a natural affinity for that sort of stuff, exploring hair and makeup and stuff like that. But I know some young girls who feel that pressure to try and live up to mom and her expectations around what her daughters beauty standards should look like. Especially when they start to go through those awkward puberty phases. It can really do a number on their self esteem.

    • Amanda says:

      I agree! I am pleasantly surprised with her low key cool girl style! I love it. I wonder if her dad has any say in what she wears. I feel like Ive heard about him being a little overbearing and strict before.

    • ramona says:

      What do you guys define as high maintenance? Jlo is always described that way but I don’t understand why.
      Is it because she likes to dress? Is it because of her expensive clothes?make up?
      I mean ,like many women I think,I like to dress when I go out, and want to look good.Is it bad or too high maintenance? And all these celebs wear expensive clothes even if it seems modest to us:they are not shopping at Target or Zara or Gap.
      Since the divorce,Jlo is raising her children like a single mother:Marc is always touring or womanizing.He is not a present father father like Ben.And Ben with all his faults,is a great father and now a great stepfather.Max was holding him the other day at the cookout , Violet and Max were holding hands at the wedding,Jlo and Violet were hanging out yesterday so yeah the blending families is going great and I hope it continues.